Last year, singing sensation Raghu Dixit was accused by Tamil singer Chinmayi Sripaada of sexual harassing a co-singer. Soon after the news broke, his wife and dancer Mayuri Upadhya issued a statement saying strict action needs to be taken against the accused. Later, it was confirmed that the star couple had filed for a divorce. They have been living separately for almost three years now. According to the latest reports, we have learned that the hearing for their divorce at the family court has been scheduled for December 9, 2019.
Divorce Through Mutual Agreement
Raghu and Mayuri have filed for a divorce under the Hindu Marriages Act 13 B (1) through mutual agreement. The couple have been living apart for a while now. At the time of the #Metoo incident, Raghu had clarified that he and Mayuri were in the final stages of their divorce.
He Couldn't Be A Good Husband
Though Mayuri hasn't blamed Raghu for their divorce, the singer issued a statement saying, "I am divorcing my wife, we have not been together from past three years, we are in the final stage of the divorce process. She's a good wife, and I couldn't be a good husband to her."
Mayuri On Their Divorce
While speaking to TOI, with regard to her divorce with Raghu Dixit, Mayuri said, "My marriage and divorce has no context here. I'm a woman first before a wife and dignity of every citizen is of utmost importance."
She Further Added
"I do not know what the truth is in these incidents, but I do know it takes tremendous courage for a woman to come out in the open, even if it's on social media and voice out her grievances."
Mayuri Takes A Stand
Mayuri even publicly voiced her opinion on the #Metoo movement. She tweeted, "The government should take serious action against those who behave indecently and inappropriately with the women. So that other men do not have the courage assault or harass other women, which should be a lesson for other men."